This smoked turkey is brined over night then seasoned the next day before it's placed on the smoker. The result is a juicy, tender turkey with a smoked tasted. The perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe!
If you are smoking a turkey that is over 15 lbs please make sure to smoke it at a higher temperature about 350 degrees. The reason for this is because your turkey will be sitting in the food danger zone for far to long and you can risk bacteria growing and spoiling your turkey before it's finished. We don't want that!
We have increased our temperature to 350 degrees F on the smoker and smoked a larger bird that way and it was great, but there wasn't as much smoke flavor.
If you need to serve more people and want to cook turkey at a lower temp just grab multiple turkeys!
If the brine mixture does not cover the entire turkey we add more water/apple cider to mixture.